We live in a culture where stress is a status symbol, where rest and self-care are seen as unproductive, and where "pain is gain" and working out for the calorie burn are celebrated. We have become so disconnected from our bodies that we have forgotten what it's like to be with ourselves.
Check out my interview below with two-time Olympic Track and Field athlete, Peter Shmock. He shares his Life Athlete philosophy —where pain is not gain, where less is more — and by strengthening and quieting your mind, your mind and body work together toward your goals, helping you attain your ideal fitness, for life.
Life Athletes train hard. But by learning to pay attention to your body, you become your own best coach, achieving your performance goals with the least amount of effort, instead of the most. Life Athlete is a lifestyle. It stays with you when you leave the gym. It’s a practice, a way. It sets a new standard for how you can attain your top level of fitness, for life.